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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

School return comes with COVID-19 measures

Today is the official first day of term one in most NSW schools and as students and parents prepare to start the school year, there are new guidelines in place to manage COVID-19 infections.

COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

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Nats promise more money for Ballina Airport

A re-elected Coalition government would invest $3 million toward a project to build an Airport Boulevard in Ballina, minister for regional development Fiona Nash announced on Thursday (June 2).

Richmond candidates trade barbs over hospital funding

With just 34 days until the federal election, Nationals candidate for Richmond, Matthew Fraser, launched his campaign over the weekend at Chris Cunningham Park in Tweed Heads.

Nats candidate serves up a big whopper

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. When Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) tried to claim that their fried chicken could be part of an effective diet program in 2004 they were penalised by the Federal Trade Commission, to whom they had to submit all future advertising for the next five years.

Walker lashes out over Fraser’s election claims

Greens candidate for the north-coast seat of Richmond, Dawn Walker, has lashed out at the National Party contender, Matthew Fraser, calling him ‘out of touch’.

National Party Richmond candidate named

The National Party has retained fast-food retailer Matthew Fraser as its candidate for the seat of Richmond at the upcoming federal election following a preselection battle with Tweed Shire councillor Carolyn Byrne.

Fraser accuses ALP of ‘media control’

Nationals Richmond MP Matthew Fraser falsely accused sitting member Justine Elliot of controlling local media at last night’s Richmond candidates forum, to the disgust of many in the audience.

Richmond Candidate Profiles

  Labor: Justine Elliot - (age 46) - re-elected in 2013 Justine Elliot MP was re-elected in 2013, and has held the seat of Richmond since...

Fraser’s CSG logic questioned

Anti-coal seam gas group Lock the Tweed has taken the Nationals candidate for the seat of Richmond, Matthew Fraser, to task over his repeated comments that ‘there is no CSG in Richmond’.

Nats man profits from fast food

Letter to the Editor: Why would any sensible person vote for the Nationals’ Matthew Fraser to represent our best interests as the federal member for Richmond? Matthew makes his money from selling fast food, even as the costs of obesity-related illnesses to Australia's national health budget are skyrocketing.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.